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Published 1 August, 2013 | by Andrew Winter

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Nintendo 3DS Review: Project X Zone

If you love mindless action then Project X Zone is the game for you! The three gaming heavyweights (SEGA, Namco and Capcom) have decided to mix a ton of illustrious and obscure heroes and villains from some of our favourite games. (check out the Japanese intro below).

The combat itself resembles a 2D fighting game, with players able to input a handful of simplistic commands, resulting in a series of stunning team-based combos that are a real pleasure to look at.

During some battles, players can call upon a solo support character or a fellow pairing to perform an even flashier array of combos with up to five characters. A healthy store of EX, meanwhile, unlocks a visually spectacular special move. Specials, counter-attacks and defensive moves all cost EX, which gives players something to think about, but that’s about the extent of Project X Zone‘s tactical depth.

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Fan service in this game is HUGE! from Tekken to Street Fighter to Megaman to Devil May Cry and Virtua Fighter etc, this results in a lot of hilarious dialog between characters.

The story is a little tacked on but for some reason this does not take away any enjoyment out of the actual game.

The quicksave feature is a blessing and the sheer number of units both CPU and Allied on screen is amazing! While not as unforgiving as other games in the same category ProjectXZone offers it’s own unique experience and focuses on being fun!

Still wish they kept the opening song  (Wing Wanderer) from the Japanese version in the English version though. (click the video below for a quick look at the gameplay.)

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Andrew Winter

Andrew Winter

I’m an Ex-employee of SEGA and owner of Viewtifuldrew Entertainment and co-founder of TheH8TRVirus. I have been playing Video Games as far back as my memory can take me, while still struggling to balance work and a social life my addiction for gaming still remains strong!

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Andrew Winter

I'm an Ex-employee of SEGA and owner of Viewtifuldrew Entertainment and co-founder of TheH8TRVirus. I have been playing Video Games as far back as my memory can take me, while still struggling to balance work and a social life my addiction for gaming still remains strong!



11 Responses to Nintendo 3DS Review: Project X Zone

  1. SamHewitt SamHewitt says:

    I played the demo of this game the other day and liked its uniqueness. I will pick it up at a later date, there are quite a few games that I want to get before this. Good review

  2. Bob Millington says:

    The game looks nuts. I kinda missed out on this series, mind :(

    • SamHewitt SamHewitt says:

      Never too late to start ;)

    • Andrew Monkeymagic Winter Andrew Monkeymagic Winter says:

      It’s a lot of fun dude…although shame its only on 3DS…but handy as portable gaming is the way to go during the summer (lunchtime playthroughs at work or while travelling etc)

  3. DemonKnight DemonKnight says:

    I have lost hours in the day due to this game,

  4. Paul Carter says:

    I just bought this game from this review and have clocked 15 hours in to it and am thoroughly enjoying it, and am a veteran of strategy rpg’s! Nice to have characters from so many games, although have to say the story is repetitive and without a point

    • SamHewitt SamHewitt says:

      Are you the Paul Carter than I know from Trocadero, or is it just a coincidence?

      • Paul Carter says:

        There is only 1 Paul Carter ;-) Yeh it’s me :)

        • SamHewitt SamHewitt says:

          Legend! How’s it going mate?

          • Paul Carter says:

            I’m good! Busy busy in general, nice site you’ve set up here! Looking forward to seeing it grow! Let me know if you need anything Sam. You keeping busy then?

          • SamHewitt SamHewitt says:

            Cheers for the kind words mate. I have tons of ideas for the site. We just need to make sure that we introduce them at the right time. As for keeping me busy, I am hoping this site becomes my full-time job….well that’s the goal anyway. I am also a proud father of a 4-year-old boy. So yup, busy busy busy mate. I will let you know if we need any help in the future :)

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